Monuments Matter to People in Cornwall


‘Monuments Matter to People’ is an innovative project run by the Cornwall Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB), piloting wellbeing and social prescribing interventions through engaging with the historic environment in that beautiful region. It is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), with the support of Community Led Local Development. This project is also supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in connection with the AONB’s Monumental Improvement project - a wider initiative, which has been developed in partnership with both Historic England’s Heritage at Risk team and the local voluntary sector to help stabilise 40 scheduled monuments [...]

Monuments Matter to People in Cornwall2022-02-18T15:26:25+00:00

Carers UK’s partnership with Rotary Great Britain & Ireland


Celebrating Carers UK’s partnership with Rotary Great Britain & Ireland There are an estimated 6.5 million carers in the UK supporting friends, family members or neighbours who are older, disabled or seriously ill. That is 1 in 8 adults. Caring is such an important part of life, it’s simply part of being human. Carers are holding families together, making an enormous contribution to society and saving the economy billions of pounds. Yet many are stretched to the limit – juggling care with work and family life, struggling to make ends meet and often battling with poor health themselves. [...]

Carers UK’s partnership with Rotary Great Britain & Ireland2022-02-14T10:27:15+00:00

Medley – art, music and nature


When I started Medley in autumn 2020, my objectives were to explore how art, music and nature can all boost health and wellbeing in different ways, to share these with others, and to combine art, nature and music wherever possible for an intersectional, multi-sensory approach. I have run 3 art for wellbeing projects, produced regular themed Creative Ideas – mainly used by care homes – and write a blog. Medley began as an online initiative partly because of the pandemic, but I plan to continue this way. Covid may be retreating at last, but I believe there's still [...]

Medley – art, music and nature2022-02-14T10:19:57+00:00

Social Prescribing Link Workers- we need you!


Calling all link workers – we want to hear your story! As part of our ongoing work promoting social prescribing, we are gathering case studies to help us illustrate the positive impact your work has on patients and the healthcare system at large. They will be shared with health leaders, commissioners, primary care staff and other link workers, among others, to demonstrate the crucial role that social prescribing can play. The case studies need to demonstrate the four main themes outlined below: IMPACT: Can you use your experience to explain how the link worker role functions and how it fits into a multidisciplinary [...]

Social Prescribing Link Workers- we need you!2022-02-11T14:47:30+00:00

NASP responds to Elective Care Recovery Plan


The NHS and government have set out their Elective Care Recovery Plan to address backlogs built up during the COVID pandemic and tackle long waits for care. The Delivery plan for tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care is also intended to give patients greater control over their own health and offer greater choice of where to get care if they are waiting too long for treatment. Jim Burt, Programmes Director for the National Academy for Social Prescribing, said: “As we face the ongoing impact of the pandemic, reducing waiting lists for non-urgent procedures will be a huge challenge for the NHS. [...]

NASP responds to Elective Care Recovery Plan2022-02-08T18:01:15+00:00

The Land Girls Project


The Women’s Land Army legacy in the Midlands revived by Borderland Voices The Land Girls project is run by Borderland voices, a small charity based on the border of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire, promoting mental health and wellbeing through engagement with arts and culture. The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund with additional match funding from Staffordshire County Council (the ‘People helping People’ fund) and Leek Arts Forum.  It is investigating the Women’s Land Army (WLA), 1919-49, and how it changed the local landscape –physically and socially. The Land Girls (members of the wartime Women’s [...]

The Land Girls Project2022-02-07T11:47:24+00:00

Podcast on Prescription: Physical Activity


This week Dr. Radha Modgil will find out about the connection between being physically active and improving our mental health and wellbeing. Our first guest is Keri-anne Payne. She is 3 time Olympic Open Water Swimmer & Olympic Silver medallist from Beijing 2008. Keri-anne retired from competitive swimming in 2017 after the Rio Olympic Games and founded 2 companies Triscape & Straight Line Swimming. Both are based around open water swimming and inspiring as many people as possible to take up this amazing sport. Keri-anne's main day job is tutoring an award winning Level 2 open water coaching qualification and [...]

Podcast on Prescription: Physical Activity2022-02-03T11:37:52+00:00
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